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, but not the case today. here is obama with someone who he had a prickly if not distant relationship with. >> obama: i did enough the prime minister that they're very good looking young men who clearly got their good looks from their more. >> i could say the same thing of you're daughters. >> michael: when in doubt go to the children and that's what they did to break the ice. you'll remember netanyahu sported romney in the 2012 election. they were very good friends and his support was overt and vocal. let's go to netanyahu. he brought up things--first at the press conference, and here are some of the things he talked about. >> israel remains fully committed to peace and to the solution of two states for two peoples. we extend our hands in peace and in friendship to the palestinian people. i hope that your visit along with the visit of secretary of state kerry will help us turn a page in our relations with the palestinians. >> michael: tom president obama will be going to palestine to meet with palestinian president mahmoud abbas. here is more on at that same press conference. >> obama: i'm pleased
president, barack obama. >> you have the opportunity to be the generation that permanently procures. >> the speech was build as the centerpiece to the trip to the middle east. he met with tomasky president and appealed for peace between the israelis and palestinians. obama: if we can get direct negotiations started again, i will that the shape of a potential deal is there. michael: that's action's tahman bradley covering the president in israel. today, there was a palestinian bomb blast in southern israel, but it has been a fairly amicable and quiet time while the president has been there. we are fortunate to discuss the president's trip with david siegel the consul. tell me about what you were he can specking from the president's trip before it even happened. i had very low expectations. >> i think there have been low expectations if the general press, but i think we were very excited about this trip. it's his first trip to israel as president of the united states we're the first country in the second term that he chose to go to. his mental in terms of the past present, future, the
workers it comes to mind that president obama nominateed tomas perez secretary of labor. does he help with what you're talking about? >> oh absolutely. 's terrific lawyer. we worked together in the clinton administration. he really understands these issues. i think that you're going to see a very forceful advocate, and someone who is very knowledgeable and can really help the administration navigate in the coming months the negotiations on this issue of immigration reform. >> michael: and do you think then that we will see comprehensive immigration reform this year? >> you know, i have been working on this issue for over ten years, even when i was in the white house, you know, 13, 14 years ago. so i am cautiously optimistic, but the real--i actually saw what i guess boehner said something today about the secret committee in the house that is also very close to negotiating something, the bipartisan group. that is the first sign of that i've seen. it will be the house republicans who are worried about tea party challenges, challenges from the right. they will be the obstacle. if there c
but at a lower rate than it should be. we lost over 700,000 government jobs during the obama administration despite all the right wing talk about him the fact is the deficit is getting smaller and there are fewer and fewer government jobs. the addition of jobs we had last month, 236,000 jobs, 70 those of those were business service jobs. that's a good sign for the future. accountants office workers being hired that employeers expect more business in the future. but the sequester and the press for austerity and the increase of social security tax are all slowing our progress to where we should be. >> michael: of course these companies would be hiring accountants now because they're making so much damn money because they're not paying enough wages to their workers. that's part and parcel of how it works. >> yes remember a fundamental tenant of the chicago school and i went to the chicago school is to get rid of unions, that means driving down wages. i just reported in my column in tax analysts, tax notes, if you take the average increase of income for the bottom 90% of americans from 1966 whe
. with president obama planning to end the u.s. combat role by the end of 2014 and the new security deal and an afghan president still pending kerry said this: >> you i think stand on the brisk of a remarkable legacy for having brought afghanistan through an amazingly difficult time. i believe that the roadmap ahead is going to be very clear and constructive. john: what happens to the prisoners who were tortured and those still held. we are joined by glenn grenwold. what a pleasure to have you back on the show. >> great to be back. >> the prison, what kind of place is it, what human rights abuses have taken place there and how is the u.s. supposed to be involved? >> it's as heinous a facility as any that the united states have maintained over the course of the last decade that have received more attention, abu ghraib organ tan mow. we know very little, because it has been shrouded with secrecy on the courts accepted the arguments that there's no judicial review allowed there even though there is at guantanamo, because it's in the middle of the war zone. there are a lot of human rights re
house he put pressure on congress to pass an immigration reform bill by april. >> obama: i expect a bill to be put forward, i expect the debate to begin next month, i want to sign that bill into law as soon as possible. >> michael: there's also movement in the right direction at the state level. north carolina has abandoned its con fro ver shall a ban to put spin k stripes on the driver license's of immigrants. that in part due to the coverage we gave the issue right here on "the war room." common sense gun legislation has the support of the overwhelment whelmenting -- overwhelming number of americans. and michael bloomberg said politicians should pay the price if they are out of step with the public. >> 90% of the public want something and their representatives vote against that, common sense says they are going to have a price to pay for that. the public is going to wake up and say i want to put somebody in office that does right for this country, and we're trying to tell them who is voting for what, and then they can make their own decisions. >> michael: he
, or on facebook at facebook/billpressshow. president obama his visit to the middle east, he has already toured the dead sea scrolls. he is now off at the palestinian authority, meeting with their president and later this afternoon he will address an audience of young israelis back in jerusalem. meanwhile back here at our nation's capitol, senator dianne feinstein is hopping mad about harry reid's refusal to have a vote on the assault weapon's ban. she says she is not going to just roll over and play dead on this issue. and former chair michael steele calls reince priebus numb nuts. oh, man. lots to talk about this morning on current tv. billy zane stars in barabbas. coming in march to reelz. to find reelz in your area, go to reelz.com can become major victories. i'm phil mickelson, pro golfer. when i was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis my rheumatologist prescribed enbrel for my pain and stiffness, and to help stop joint damage. [ male announcer ] enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal events including infections tuberculos
us on twitter @bpshow or on facebook at facebook/billpressshow. president obama on his third day now in the -- of his trip to the middle east yesterday afternoon he spoke to a wildly enthusiastic group of young israelis to push their leaders to get back to the peace talks. back here at home the house of representatives in a total waste of time yesterday passed the ryan budget which republicans say will balance the budget in ten years. it won't do that but it will only do so by destroying medicare and repealing obamacare, which michele bachmann said would literally -- obamacare, would literally kill men, women and children. she is absolutely insane. billy zane stars in barabbas. coming in march to reelz. to find reelz in your area, go to reelz.com dude, i need your help fast. well, clearasil's fast. yeah, but is it this fast? faster! how about this fast? clearasil's faster! this fast?? faster!! woh! that is fast! fix breakouts fast with clearasil ultra. it starts working instantly, sending the max amount of medicine allowed deep into your pores for visibly c
celebrated and are ready to go with a whole new busy week here in our nation's capitol. president obama headed off to the middle east. good morning, everybody, what do you say, monday march 18th. so good to see you today, yep, hope you did have a good weekend and are ready to go today here on a monday morning. it is the "full court press," we're coming to you live on current tv, on your local progressive talk radio accusation, and on sirius xm this hour only. we'll let you know the news here from our nation's capitol. we'll tell you what is going on here around the country and around the globe, and open up our phones and our social media so you can tell us what it all means to you and your family. 866-55-press is our number. on twitter it's simply @bpshow. more and more of you following us on twitter. by the way i tweet everybody day from the white house briefing room giving you my instant take on what jay carney is saying at the time. and also on facebook at facebook/billpressshow. we all survived the weekend dan henning and peter ogburn. i think you survived the week
on twitter@bp show or facebook.com/bill press show. president obama will soon be arriving in israel for the first day of his four-day visit to the middle east. before he left he filled out his bracket for both men and women. and on the men's side, he picked as his final four, indiana and louisville and ohio state and florida. we will find out a little bit later this morning on espn who he picked to be the top winner. meanwhile, back here at home harry reid has said, well, we are going to have -- try to get a gun control bill to the floor, it will include no assault weapons ban. get that? not that they bring it up and vote it down. harry reid will not even let an assault weapons ban come to the floor for a vote even though the american people support it by about 55% and despite all of the great work that dianne feinstein has done on that bill. harry reid proving to be a weenie. that and more, here on current tv. [ music ] billy zane stars in barabbas. coming in march to reelz. to find reelz in your area, go to reelz.com alright, in 15 minutes we're going to
of it disrespectfully and exploitively obama move forward with the executive orders 20-plus. we should have seized those moments. if this was about re-election and several states that could go to blue to red on the senate side we have to look at cards. if any senator wanted to weaken car safety regulation whether its licensing, insureing registration the public would be up in arms, but yet we're doing the same thing with guns. we lost this political moment. we are going to have background checks but they're weak. we won't fund the background check system like we should. we should be doing that. we'll have small measures on school safety probably and a little bit on gun trafficking so you're not buying a gun and passing it off on to your son something like that. >> john: assault weapons are really machines that are designed to kill a lot of people in a very short amount of time. this is happening on a ten-year anniversary of going to iraq of stopping weapons of mass destruction yet we continue to let them happen on this country on the very day that we celebrated a decade. how much of this was just about
room." >> if dealing with republicans in washington wasn't difficult enough, president obama took steps to revive the middle east peace effort. it was built on a photo-op worth a thousand words but it's president obama's words who has the world's attention. he started with meetings with mahmoud abbas. he urged both israelis and palestinians to think outside the box on how to start talks. it was his first trip outside of the white house since four years ago. he addressed young israelis in jerusalem. even there american politics wasn't far away. >> obama: you know politically given the strong support in america, the easiest thing for me to do is to put this issue aside. express unconditional support for whatever israel decides to do. that would be the easiest political path. but i want you to know that i speak to you as a friend who is deeply concerned and committed to your future. >> michael: and sometimes only friends can deliver the hard truth. >> you have the opportunity to be the generation that permanently secures the zionist ring, or you can face the growing challenge to its future
and democratic leader nancy pelosi are there representing all of us. president obama at the white house yesterday. i was there when he introduced his nominee to be the next secretary of labor tom perez. good guy good man, he'll do a great job as secretary of labor. today the president is celebrating a sort of a delayed st. patrick's day with a big lunch celebrating the patron of ireland at the united states capitol and a big reception tonight at the white house and then the president leaves for that trip to the middle east. we have lots to talk about this morning, and lots you're going to want to talk about right here on current tv. billy zane stars in barabbas. coming in march to reelz. to find reelz in your area, go to reelz.com you know who is coming on to me now? you know the kind of guys that do reverse mortgage commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than m
offerwelcome your calls. what a great day president obama back from his trip to the middle east ready to tackle gun safety and climate change and immigration reform. meanwhile, everybody here in washington, d.c. getting ready for the supreme court will be holding a hearing, arguments on tuesday and wednesday on the issue of marriage equality. claire mccaskill yesterday became the latest senator to come out in support of same-sex marriage and karl rove says he can imagine a republican candidate for president who the endorses same-sex marriage. michael bloomberg yesterday pledged to spend $12 million of his own money for backing candidates who support gun control across the country. wayne lapierre from the nra says he is insane. look who is talking about being insane. all of that and more on current tv. bp. >> broadcasting across the nation, on your radio, and on current tv this is "the bill press show." >> bill: winter is over. spring is here. so now it's snowing in washington, d.c. what the hell is going on? what do you say? hello, everybody. great t
for today. >> hal: yeah. news. >> all right. news. president obama's middle east trip continues as he starts and ends the day in jer ruse lum. but is currently visiting with president ah bahs. tomorrow he plans to meet in jordan. abbas reportedly worried about increasing conflict. president obama said if the investigation he ordered find that sirrian weapons have been used on his people, that would change his position on getting u.s. forces involved. president obama also reaffirming the u.s.'s commit to prevent a nuclear-armed iran. lots of news this morning, but we have got more show. stay with us after the break. billy zane stars in barabbas. coming in march to reelz. to find reelz in your area, go to reelz.com dude, i need your help fast. well, clearasil's fast. yeah, but is it this fast? faster! how about this fast? clearasil's faster! this fast?? faster!! woh! that is fast! fix breakouts fast with clearasil ultra. it starts working instantly, sending the max amount of medicine allowed deep into your pores for visibly clearer skin in as little as 12 hours. yeah
.s. pullout, allowing president obama's spokesman jay carney to remind reporters today that this president fulfilled his promise to end the war. >> he fill filled that promise in a way that allowed iraq to have the best possible chance to provide for a better future. >> however in baghdad that better future must seem very far away. 19 car bombs blasted the city this morning killing 57 and wounding 190 more. you can add them to the casualties of this war. more than 4400 soldiers killed, 32,000 wounded. this does not include civilian contractors or allied soldiers or thousands of u.s. troops suffering from p.p.s.d. on the iraqi side, there are no firm numbers but at least 122,000 iraqi civilians died as a result of the u.s. led invasion. meanwhile, president obama is now on his way to the middle east. the president prepared to board air force one for a trip to israel, the west bank and jordan. we'll peace may be on this president's agenda, israel prime minister is expected to focus on iron. in case anybody needed remounding fortune ministry told reporters. >> we face a very, very difficult c
to "the young turks." do you remember this dramatic moment in president obama's state of the union speech? >> deserves a vote, the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. the families of oak creek and tucson and black berg and countless other communities ripped open by gun violence, they deserve a simple vote. cenk: that was the moment when some liberals and progressives made the mistake of getting excited. i was the bad guy. i pointed out that i don't believe it. first of all even if they got a vote it doesn't mean they won. second of all it turns out they're not going to get a vote. senator harry reid dismissing the idea of the assault weapons ban or ban of high capacity magazines would get a vote. quote: it's been clear that republicans a vote to the floor. my job is to bring a vote to the store. i can get 60 votes to proceed to that. we cannot have votes on everything unless i get something on the floor. it's a legislative impossible right now for amendment less than 40 votes that's not 60, referring to my amendment. so, i don't have 60, what can i d
president obama nominated tom perez as labor secretary, accused him of being another hugo chavez. so much for speaking out for mine or at this. the next day reince prebius talked about the opposition of same-sex marriage. so much for reading out. the republican party has shown they may need what's wrong with themselves, but they are not going to change. this is "the bill press show." [ ♪ theme ♪ ] sister -- >> stephanie: well, good morning. what looks different about this studio? we're back from vacation. jacki schechner is here. how many times have we told hal put the newswoman away in the cabinet. make sure there's air holes in there and she has enough lettuce. >> i figured if i just stayed, you would keep me. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: wipe the cobwebs away. >> if i showed up, you couldn't turn me away. >> can i keep her? >> stephanie: exactly. ask your wife, jim but fine. we decided looked so good with hal last week, here we go. jacki schechner live in studio. >> straight from the source. >> stephanie: i apologize in advance for everything jim will say and do to yo
obama will nomination [ inaudible ]. he served in labor licensing regulation. he has a good history for fighting for the common man, and enjoys huge support from labor and latino groups. the supreme court will hear arguments about arizona's top 200. the proposition requires citizens so show proof of citizenship before they can vote. it deems a driver's license sufficient for registration but the arizona law requires further proof, which they will have to bring in in person. if the supreme court agrees with the state, it could open the door for other states to do the same. the president is heading to the middle east this week. it's his first trip to israel as president. we're back with more show after the break. stick with us. ♪ billy zane stars in barabbas. coming in march to reelz. to find reelz in your area, go to reelz.com while your carpets may appear clean. it's scary how much dirt your vacuum can leave behind. add resolve deep clean powder before you vacuum to expel the dirt within your carpets. resolve's deep clean powder is moist. absorbing and lifting
. this is "viewpoint." back when chicago mayor rahm emanuel was president president obama's chief of staff he told reporters, you never want a serious crisis to go to waste. in nearly two weeks since 16 of-year-old kimani gray has shot to death by prison in brooklyn's east flatbush neighborhood a lot of people have been acting on that advice. i political twists battling police violence have been set up on facebook page to organize protest marchs and vigils demanding justice and meanwhile many people who live in east flatbush think activists were outside the neighborhood are making a bad situation even worse by inciting protests that have turned violent and led to arrests. city council jumaan williams who reports east flatbush tweeted after one protest. please stay the hell out of our community it will only agitate our kids. it's dangerous and counterproductive be responsible or stay away. meanwhile some of the facts of the case. police pocketed two young men. they spotted one young man to adjust his waistband in what they considered a suspicious manner. their words. the suspect broke from group as
said, "was it okay, was i okay?" and i said, >> michael: coming upping tonight, president obama is off to the middle east meaning there are pressure few adults left in washington to carry out "the nation"'s business. let's just hope nobody breaks anything before he gets back and i'm looking at you paul ryan. i'm michael shure, and this is "the war room." [♪ theme music ♪] >> michael: folks we have a great show and we want you to pitch in and help out with our live tweet @thewarroomctv. the president hadn't be in israel more than five minutes when he was caught on camera revealing his true feelings about being away from washington. it's amazing the president goes to the middle east site of the world's longest running geopolitical feud, and he is just glad he's not in dc. this, ladies and gentlemen, is how bad it has gotten. is the pathetic state of our federal government. back in washington john boehner didn't seem too concerned about the president's slip of the tongue. >> so much for the charm offensive. as i like to say you only tease the ones you love. i
crazy demand according to steve martin so you can plead insanity. >> president obama has touched a down in tel aviv. president said it was good to get away from congress. he will visit jerusalem this afternoon visiting with president perez at his residence and participate in a tree-planting ceremony, photo op and bilateral meeting with the press. tonight he meets to netanyahu at his home. the president will stay the night in jerusalem. as for what is likely to come unin conversation, the worsening crisis in syria and the iran's nuclear program. >> steven colbert's sister is now the designee for the empty seat. former governor mark sanford has made the run off cut. he got about 37%. that second run off or the run off will be april 2. he will face former charleston council man or state senator grooms. massachusetts senator elizabeth warren is writing a new book she plans to call "rigged" all about fighting for the middle class. we're back with more show after the break. stay with us. ♪ >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's the "stephanie miller show." ♪ hal: welcome to day three of
stop it look. >> hal: we're going to talk about obama's speech take your calls, what he said in the middle east regarding the peace process, the most direct confrontation of the essence of the issues i have ever heard any politician make, much less the president, and instead of going this guy is not a friend of israel, this guy is siding with the palestinians against us. the exact opposite reaction was had. and it's interesting as much as -- guess noise that has been made between him and bibi netanyahu or lack thereof his relationship with perez seems way more sound. perez gave him this medal -- which we'll talk about. like thank you for being such an amazing friend of israel. >> right in line with what the republicans accused him of. >> hal: absolutely. and here's -- everything we have heard about his relationship with israel or whatever, versus the reality on the ground and the interesting thing was, and this will shock people, i know on the right. that the criticism of past policy of the israel government and yet unflinching support for their securit
're overwhelmed with replies and palin reading a joke about obama's teleprompter teleprompter on a teleprompter. if you have a comment for the show send it to us. we have "trump the race card." are you sick and tired of being called you're racist and you know you're not one. kay carl smith advices those who are called racist all the time but deflect racists all the time by calling themselves frederick douglas republicans. it was going fine until the q and a section then scott terry a member of the white students union at to towson university began making a case for segregation when smith tried to answer things went south you pun intended. >> when douglas escaped from slavery i think ten years after he escaped from slavery he writes a letter to his former slave master and said i forgive you. for all the things you did to me forgive him for giving food and shelter and all of those things. that's classy can a capital k-k-k. joining me is judy gold. h a ri kondabolu a comedian and writer for "totally biased a with w kamau bell." i finally got you on this show. and then comedian negin farsad. who ha
. president obama and vice president biden will be out of the country at the same time. this is a security risk we don't usually see. god forbid something would happen to both men, the next in line to take over the white house house speaker john boehner. and the annual easter egg roll may crack under the pressure of lack of funds. see what i did there. >> hal: uh-huh. >> the 135th annual celebration may be canceled according to cnn, the white house is proceeding as planned, but ticket holders have been warned. we're back after the break. ♪ >> if you believe in state's rights but still support the drug war you must be high. >> "viewpoint" digs deep into the issues of the day. >> do you think that there is any chance we'll see this president even say the words "carbon tax"? >> with an open mind... >> has the time finally come for real immigration reform? >> ...and a distinctly satirical point of view. >> but you mentioned "great leadership" so i want to talk about donald rumsfeld. >> (laughter). >> watch the show. >> only on current tv. dude, i need your help fast. well, cleara
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